Do you keep your car­bon foot­print in check?

Cargo Talk - - Supply Chain -

We started out in 2008 and our tar­get is to re­duce our car­bon foot­print by 30 per cent by 2020 as com­pared to our 2007 base­line. As of now, we have reached a level of 23 per cent. We did this by re­duc­ing car­bon emis­sions, for ex­am­ple through re­duced elec­tric­ity us­age, im­prov­ing the ef­fi­ciency of our air and ground fleet, and im­prov­ing the over­all in­fras­truc­ture – fleet, net­works – that we use. We have a fleet of more than 11,000 en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly ve­hi­cles and trail­ers, which make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and Co2 re­duc­tion. We have also rolled out an all “green” fleet of com­mer­cial de­liv­ery ve­hi­cles in Man­hat­tan. We cur­rently de­ploy 50 elec­tric cars and an­other 30 hy­brids in Man­hat­tan. ships, or by con­vinc­ing some of our cus­tomers to use op­ti­mised de­liv­ery cars or trucks for their trans­ports. great prod­ucts at fair price but also share our per­spec­tive with the industry. That’s why we in­vest a lot of time and money to un­der­stand the trends that im­pact us, such as glob­al­i­sa­tion, sus­tain­abil­ity, digi­ti­sa­tion, frag­men­ta­tion of so­ci­ety, mega trends.

The DHL Lo­gis­tics Trend Radar re­port iden­ti­fies ma­jor trends in lo­gis­tics that any cus­tomer should see in or­der to un­der­stand where its own sup­ply chain is mov­ing. So, it picks upon tech­no­log­i­cal changes like 3D print­ing, digi­ti­sa­tion, new chal­lenges for a global sup­ply chain, which is sen­si­tive, so re­silience plays a ma­jor role.

An­other point is get­ting bet­ter in­fras­truc­ture. In some coun­tries like Ger­many. We have great air­ports, but we are not al­lowed to fly at night be­cause of the noise reg­u­la­tions. In other mar­kets, it is more about cre­at­ing bet­ter in­fras­truc­ture like roads, rail­ways and air­ports in In­dia. mat­i­cally locked. This is one of the top­ics that is of ma­jor in­ter­est for the B2C-ori­ented lo­gis­tics industry.

Asia is an early adopter in terms of tech­nol­ogy and sus­tain­abil­ity. We know that a cus­tomer’s pre­pared­ness to buy a sus­tain­able lo­gis­tics prod­uct in Asia is higher than any­where else in the world. This is also be­cause there are still many un­der­de­vel­oped ar­eas in Asia, and the re­gion ex­pe­ri­ences nu­mer­ous nat­u­ral dis­as­ters. As such, sus­tain­abil­ity is one of the key con­cerns for many peo­ple. So apart from tech­nol­ogy, sus­tain­abil­ity is also one of the trends for lo­gis­tics in Asia.

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